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Mildred A. Trent

October 19, 1918 October 11, 2016
Mildred A. Trent
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Remembering the Life & Legacy of
My Beloved

MILDRED A. TRENT

Friday, October 21, 2016

at Vine Memorial Baptist Church
5600 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Viewing: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Funeral Service to follow immediately at 11:00 a.m.

The interment will conclude at
Rolling Green Memorial Park
West Chester, PA


Life Story
MILDRED ANN TRENT, affectionately known as Mid was born October 19, 1918 to the late Bessie Dismute Montgomery and Ruben Montgomery in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania.
Mildred graduated from Vandergrift High in 1936. She was baptized into the fellowship of the First Baptist Church of North Vandergrift at the age of twelve under the pastorate of Reverend Warren Mason.
During her tenure at First Baptist Church, she sang with the choir, taught Sunday school and taught Baptist Youth Training Union.
Mid married her childhood sweetheart, Edward K. Johnson, and one son was born to this union, Kenneth.
Mid became a widow at an early age, and then moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and found employment with the Defense Plant, making garments for soldiers. In the evening Mildred attended school for business, and graduated from the Philadelphia School of Nursing.
January 1952 Mildred was united into fellowship at the Vine Memorial Baptist Church, under the pastorate of the late Reverend Carr. At Vine Memorial, Mildred sang with the Gospel Chorus, and worked with the Nurses Unit. She also served on the Mission Circle #6, as a reporter and corresponding secretary. In 1957, Mildred became a part of the first junior group of deaconesses, and was elected first president. Later she moved to senior ministry, establishing the Ioha James Award.
In 1975 Mildred became president of the Missionary Society. The Missionary and Pastor’s Aid Clubs sponsored trips to the National Baptist Convention. As president of the Missionary Ministry, they established the food cupboard, and were part of changing meetings from Tuesday evening to Saturday afternoon. Mildred loved to travel, and was very happy to be able to attend many conventions. During her tenure as presidency of the Missionary Ministry, Mildred was an active part of the building of the Tape Ministry for the Shut-ins, as well as making Christmas baskets for those sick and shut-in.
Outside Affiliation include:
Baptist Women’s Center – Financial Secretary
Eastern Region – Financial Secretary
Boosters – Financial Secretary
Pennsylvania Baptist State Convention – First Woman Treasurer
Eastern Keystone Baptist Association – Financial Secretary
Mildred’s joys of her life were her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She is proud of their accomplishments, and the wonderful individuals they are growing to become.
Mildred was married to Harry J. Stevenson and Clifford S. Trent, both Deacons of the Vine Memorial Baptist Church, preceded her in death.
Mildred leaves to cherish her precious memories: son, Kenneth Johnston; step-sons, Clifford Trent, Jr. and Michael Trent, Sr.; sister, Johnnye M. Patterson of Charlotte, North Carolina; daughters-in-law, Joanne and Gale; eight grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; the Hopkins Family and friends.
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Visitation

Friday

21

Oct

10:00 AM 10/21/2016 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/21/2016 11:00:00 AM
Vine Memorial Baptist Church

5600 W. Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Vine Memorial Baptist Church
5600 W. Vine Street Philadelphia 19131 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Rolling Green Memorial Park Final Resting Place

1008 West Chester Pike
West Chester, PA 19382

1008 West Chester Pike West Chester 19382 PA
United States
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